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Thursday 5 March 2015

"The Gremlin, The Pooka and The Wardrobe"


Issue#90: "The Gremlin, The Pooka and The Wardrobe"

Loaker and Feigenbaum travel to a magical land....

Notes and References:

The title of the strip, the story and the images are all references to "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", A fantasy novel by C. S. Lewis published in 1950. The novel is part of a larger series of books that chronicles the adventures of the Pevensie children and others in the magical land of Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures.
As Feigenbaum points out, The wardrobe is a gateway to Narnia both in the original story and in this issue.

The costumes that Feigenbaum and Loaker wear after being kicked out of Narnia are reminiscent of the outfits the characters wear during the battles scenes of the 2005 film adaptation directed by Andrew Adamson starring Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson and James McAvoy.

Feigenbaum states that the fauns they encountered were very rude and it seems like they kicked the two friends out of Narnia, this might indicate that this is a different version of Narnia than seen in the original novel.

The header image is a reference to the Lamp-Post scene where the youngest child Lucy Pevensie first meets the friendly faun Mr. Tumnus. The lampost is a major landmark of Narnia as it marks the beginning of Narnia.

The header also shows Loaker wearing his pjyamas and house-coat. He was last seen wearing these in issue#80 "The Snow Pooka".

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